On Friday 24th June staff, parents, carers and friends bade a fond farewell to our leavers in the traditional manner at DLC – our annual leavers’ barbecue in the grounds of the Old Rectory. The gathering resembled a village fair with bunting-adorned marquees making a little square that was a little cosier than in previous years now that our new Science classroom is in place.
The weather held nicely as our departing year 11s, their parents and carers, and staff enjoyed the hearty fare prepared by our own catering team whilst Katherine Seymour, our Acting Headteacher, prepared to make her address to begin the presentation of awards.
After recognising the endeavour of students and staff alike each Year 11 leaver was called up to receive their Record of Achievement to warm applause.
Later there were Curriculum and Special Awards to present and among the highest achievers recognised was Ali Jackson who received the coveted John Holland Award for special achievement in English as well as curriculum awards in Art and the ID Project. Other high achievers included our Headteacher Award recipient Liam Hamilton who also picked up a certificate for his outstanding contribution to Life Skills. Charlie Glue also enjoyed great success as she won curriculum awards in three subjects – Child Development, Student Voice and Citizenship. But this achievement was matched by Sydney O’Donovan who also topped the poll in three subject areas – Science Double Award, Geography and Religious Studies & Ethics.
Curriculum Award Winners
Science Double Award
Art at DLC
Art at No. 51
Religious Studies & Ethics
Charlie Glue & Luke Higson
Jon Morris & Ali Jackson
Special Award Winners
John Holland Memorial Shield for English
We wish all our leavers success and good fortune in the future.
These pictures and more appear in The Gallery.